Eric Sjogren ’94, principal of Soderstrom Elementary School, recently implemented “Kindness Week” which culminated with a $700 donation to Operation BBQ Relief. For a week, students brought their loose change and as a whole raised the funds presented to Stan Hays ’94, CEO of the disaster relief non-profit. Mr. Hays gave a talk on the importance of kindness and giving back to communities in times of need.
“We are excited to give to an organization that promotes kindness,” says Principal Sjogren. “The students really got behind the project and did a great job raising enough money to feed 313 people through Operation BBQ Relief. They should be proud of themselves.”
Both Principal Sjogren and Mr. Hays attended Soderstrom Elementary, Smoky Valley High School and are Bethany alumni. Mr. Hays was recently named a Top 10 CNN Hero of 2017.